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3D Character Design & Animation for Minecraft

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Ages

6th - 10th grade

Dates

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021

Time

10:00am - 4:00pm EDT

Instructor

Blaire B.

Capacity

25 students

Discounts

Sibling Discount


Class Experience

Love Minecraft? Want to learn how to design and animate your own Minecraft character? This camp is for you!

You’ll spend the week designing your own Minecraft characters, creating stories for them, and bringing them to life with animation. In the process, you’ll get an introduction to Blender, a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software tool set used for creating animated films, visual effects, and more. You’ll also be able to add textures and audio to your characters, so that they take on a life of their own.

As you work, you’ll share with others and learn from their ideas and feedback. You’ll also have a chance to publish your characters and share them with friends and family.

Campers Will:
Learn how to design and create animations
Learn about the history of animation
Learn how to animate and create a Minecraft character
Learn how to rig a character model
Learn how to add textures to a 3D character
Learn how to create an engaging story for their character and how to storyboard
Give and receive feedback while sharing their work with one another

Tech Needs:
Laptop or Desktop (Mac, PC, Linux) that can run Blender. Tablets and Chromebooks won’t work for this camp
Access to Blender(it’s free)
Access to Minecraft

Are you a MODA Member? Email Thomas to receive a discount code for registration. Or become a MODA member at the Friends & Family level or above to receive a 10% discount on all camps.


How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Museum of Design (MODA)

4.7 out of 5

Based on 77 provider ratings

Grant W.

Jul 31, 2021

Loved:

Structured activities and the videos.

Improvements:

I feel the instructor did not have a great handle on motivating or redirecting boys in this age group. There was more independent work time and less structured tasks. Also it seemed that the skill level should have been narrowed down to reduce the gap. Students who were more experienced were left waiting around for students who were struggling a large part of the day.

Robot Battles!
Location: Online | Instructor: Blaire Bosley

Tracey B.

Jul 29, 2021

Loved:

I loved that my son was inspired to create after viewing different cities.

Improvements:

I did not like the links to online gaming. There are a lot of parents who still do not let their children play online games at this age. My son had access to other games not recommended by the instructor as well with the links.

Round-the-World in LEGO
Location: Online

Laura B.

Jul 28, 2021

Loved:

Unfortunately, he liked nothing about this class. Sorry!!

Improvements:

Survival mode, an economic experience.

Minecraft Marketplace
Location: Online | Instructor: Brigid Drozda

Ronald S.

Jul 22, 2021

Loved:

I love how I can make games will learning the assets for them

Improvements:

everything is fine I think that if can put more parts in the days it would be better

Pixelate! 2D Character & Graphic Design
Location: Online | Instructor: Blaire Bosley

Shoshana M.

Jul 16, 2021

Loved:

The making of the Lego mini game. The teacher was very knowledgeable and made the class fun.

Improvements:

Unity crashed all the time, so maybe a better game platform.

LEGO Microgame Jam
Location: Online | Instructor: Blaire Bosley

About Museum of Design (MODA)

MODA, the Museum of Design Atlanta, is the only design museum in the southeastern United States.

Our camps and educational programs teach young designers, ages 8-18, to think creatively while using STEM tools, and to innovate as they take on real-world challenges.

Our camps have been celebrated by Fast Company and other publications!